NEW HYDE PARK - Voters across Long Island headed to the polls yetserday to decide whether or not to support their school district's budget proposals.Many of the Island's 124 districts saw their budgets passed, but five district budgets were rejected. Voters in Suffolk County rejected the budget in Fishers Island. In Nassau County, Locust Valley, Oyster Bay-East Norwich, Seaford and Westbury voters rejected their budgets.
While most Long Island districts faced about a 4-percent school tax hike, some had to decide whether to support as much as a 12.5-percent school tax hike.
Voters in Herricks were asked to support a 3.8-percent school tax hike and they did. Despite the budget going through, the district, like many others across the Island, is still faced with losing more than 60 staffing positions due to state aid cuts.
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